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Mel-O-Dee Restaurant

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2350 S Dayton Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344-2317
+1 937-849-1378
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Piqua, Ohio
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With most of our family out of town I opted to try the Mel-O-Dee as I have passed it for years and have always wanted to try it. It was just my mother and myself. We luckily timed it right and got right in . Before the church crowd. It has that vintage home town diner feel to it with... More 

Thank tbolttraveler
Oxford, Florida
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place has been in operation for years. It really is one of those great "old school" type eateries---the food is just good basic stuff, nothing fancy--just plain good though. Same for the building it is located. It "brings ya back" in time. Well worth the stop and grabbing a bite...

Thank mpgarrity
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to the melody for years very good memories of coming here with my mom and our two young boys and eating coleslaw, they have the best coleslaw anywhere, great broasted chicken shrimp very good food very good service highly recommended would give him 10 Stars if TripAdvisor had it

Thank Dave K
Puyallup, Washington
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Once high levels of service and taste-it now suffers from indifferent service and frozen TV dinner quality. No longer worth the drive.

Thank Philip M
Centerburg, Ohio
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147 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Located in New Carlisle about a half hour drive north of Dayton off of I-70 the Mel-O-Dee restaurant is a favorite place to dine by the locals. Breakfast is served all day but what I come here for is their famous Broasted Chicken. It comes with 2 sides - I always get the fantastic Coleslaw and whatever I'm in the... More 

Thank ScenicWanderer
Medway, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Old fashioned Resturant With good food service efficient. Pricing fair. Coffee is good. Will go again when in the area.

Thank Alpenajimmy
Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visited for lunch today, and everything was good. Broasted chicken was tender, juicy and not greasy, but for my taste, I'd like a little more seasoning. Homemade bread was delicious, and the cole slaw and cornbread dressing sides were very good, too. Very enjoyable lunch!

Thank ObetzAmy
South Charleston, Ohio
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I have lived here for 13 years and this was our first visit. The only reason I didn't give it a five star was our waitress was ok. I was expecting more friendliness for our first time. Food was good. My husband got cabbage and corned beef and we thought it would be more hearty. They were slices of meat... More 

Thank Coffeegal17
Dayton, Ohio
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

...it took few tries to make our decision..this diner is local..no frills..just good home cooking..broasted walleye with yum-e crispy hash browns..and a slice of coconut pie to share was the last visit pics..delish!..speed of service is admirable..We will be back!

Thank tasilo
Springfield, Ohio
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast we've had. Everything so fresh and the homemade bread (toast) was incredible. Large portions and the bacon was very crispy but not burnt. Great homey atmosphere, too. A real throwback. The waitress was so friendly and attentive.

Thank Pbutterj04

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2350 S Dayton Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle, OH 45344-2317
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  New Carlisle
  • Phone Number: +1 937-849-1378

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?